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Is the preposition 'of' used for living-persons or not? Are these following sentences correct -1."Name the children of uncle Podger." 2."I can't find the book of yours."

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  • Children Of The Beast - Iron Maiden Cover.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,assuming the beast lives Jun 15, 2020 at 10:19
  • Please experts give me the clear answer.
    – user386586
    Jun 15, 2020 at 10:22
  • It's not a very idiomatic structure and seems to appear in titles to add a bit of drama. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:24
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    @BruceMurray In my opinion it's perfectly idiomatic in certain contexts. We might well say 'the children of John Podger' when talking about a family tree or an inheritance, and 'that book of yours' with reference to a particular book that we have discussed before. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:45
  • "Name uncle Podger's children" and "I can't find your book" have the same meanings as your sentences, and are often better, but are not always better. See @KateBunting's comment above, noting she is right and it should usually be "that book", not "the book"
    – Peter
    Jun 15, 2020 at 11:47

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